Friday, 17 August, 2018

Sea of Thieves' Microtransactions Won't Affect Progress, No Loot Boxes Either

Sea of Thieves release date Sea of Thieves - Sea of Thieves for Windows 10 - Let's Talk About Specs
Olivia Ford | 14 February, 2018, 19:56

If there's a premium shop it may sell loot boxes, some anxious.

Sea of Thieves releases next month and according to its executive producer, Joe Neate, it will not feature any loot boxes or pay-to-win micro-transactions. I really want to believe in them. There are no loot boxes in Sea of Thieves.

In a visit to Rare last week, Daily Star Online had the opportunity to see Rare in action ahead of the launch of the game.

Sea of Thieves releases worldwide on March 20th, 2018 for Windows 10 PC and Xbox One.

Sea of Thieves will also be the first of many Microsoft exclusives to be available through Game Pass at launch, meaning members of the service can pick it up for a significantly lower price. As such, he's proud of his team and says he'd "love to one day read a forum post that says "Rare made a PC game like all people should make PC games'".

Rare insisted the premium shop will sell nothing that affects player power or progression.

Rare even goes the extra mile and gives you an idea of what performance you'd be getting with the various hardware. But Sea of Thieves "will have to consistently grow" in order to "keep the player base's attention". However, you'll always know exactly what you're buying. Just what these microtransactions actually might entail beyond the basic pet system that's already confirmed is anyone's guess (the only descriptor is something that it'll "bring value to players" and remain cosmetic), but at least it won't involve gambling for what you want.

"It's entirely optional, but if you had a monkey, for example, you'll be able to hold it like you can other things in the game, but then I'll also be able to hold it, then drop it overboard, because that's amusing", Neate explained.

Travelling in a crew means there's a good chance other players will have your back when you're exploring for treasure as well, the website says. It's about adding to the fun and social nature. Also, he said that there will be zero microtransactions in Sea of Thieves on launch. We want to add stuff in that's completely optional and just adds to the fun.

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